Erin’s Wish, a fund-raiser in memory and honor of their mother and friend, Erin Broadhead, pictured above in the middle, who at 50 years old lost her fight with colon cancer this past December, will take place in Ironton the last weekend in July.
The event will benefit Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Courage Cabinet, which makes cancer patient’s journey a little easier by providing financial assistance to help meet basic needs and allow them to focus on healing. The funds are used to provide things like travel assistance, nutrition supplements, medications, compression garments, and more to those in the fight of their lives.
On Saturday, July 30, activities will take place at the Town Tavern in Ironton. Beginning at 11 a.m., a variety of food and a dunk tank will be available. A bag tournament with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places begins at 3 p.m., a meat raffle at 6:30 p.m., and a live concert with the band Yesterdaze at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, the fun begins with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ironton American Legion. A motorcycle run will also start there at 10 a.m.
A raffle with $8,000 in prizes is also being held. Tickets are $5 each and are now available at the Town Tavern and American Legion in Ironton, Crosby-Ironton Courier in Crosby, and the Deerstand in Deerwood. The top three prizes are $2,500; $1,500; and $1,000. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, July 30.
The number of cancer patients receiving assistance from the Courage Cabinet has increased every year. Last year, a total of $33,000 was awarded and through June this year, $26,000 has been distributed. With the soaring price of gas, the amount of gas cards needed is expected to increase substantially.
For those who cannot participate, donations to CRMC’s Courage Cabinet can be made at https://Erinswish.givesmart.com. For details, contact Jennifer Podsiadly at Jennifer.Podsiadly@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.